Weekly poll results: Most of us plug in when we move files


Our last weekly poll asked everyone about what method they use when they need to move a file from their phone or tablet to a computer, or vice-versa. For some of us, it’s something we never have to do, but the majority of us still do it the old-fashioned way — with a USB cable.

That’s not surprising, and there is nothing wrong with doing it over a wire. Often times (and this is one of those times) the “old” way is still the best way. For about half of us, this is how we do it.

The most interesting thing here is that 5-percent of us (212 out of exactly 4,000) have no need to ever copy files to and from a computer. I’ve a feeling that many of the people who voted that way are truly in a “post-pc” world and don’t have a traditional computer. And I envy each and every one of them.

The majority of folks who aren’t using a USB cable for file transfer are doing it exactly how you would expect — through the cloud or with a wireless transfer app of one sort or another. That’s where I fall in, because I can never find a USB cable on my desk when I need one.

Look for a new poll on Tuesday, and in the meantime tell everyone how you voted in the comments below.

  • Akira Menai

    You can’t beat USB 3.0 for moving 3 months worth of photos off of your overloaded phone.